For Immediate Release:

Vacation rental industry veteran Rick Fisher joins Onsite Property Management Association as executive director. Former executive at Condominium Travel Associates, Expedia and VRMA to support growth and awareness of the on-site property management lodging sector.

Panama City Beach, Fla. (March 18, 2014) – In conjunction with its official national launch, the newly formed Onsite Property Management Association (OPMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of longtime industry expert Rick Fisher as the association’s executive director. Considered one of the original pioneers and evangelists for the vacation rental lodging sector, Rick will be primarily responsible for membership procurement and growth, new member benefit programs and assisting in public awareness and media efforts to share knowledge of OPMA with rental guests, owners, on-site managers and suppliers.

According to Paul Wohlford, president of OPMA, “We are extremely excited to have Rick on board as a key member of our management team. Rick brings to OPMA tremendous passion and travel experience coupled with an extensive network of meaningful industry contacts. His primary focus has always been on the consumer and Rick has developed a reputation of staying ahead of the marketplace and creating innovative programs and marketing initiatives that consistently benefit the companies and organizations he has represented.”

A significant advantage the OPMA managers enjoy is having a physical and visible presence at their resort property locations. Fisher believes this scenario presents a tremendous advantage for on-site managers and suppliers alike. “Our members at OPMA are not only well positioned to assist guests and owners with their rental accommodations, but, more importantly, to assist them with their entire rental experience,” he said. “We look forward to introducing marketing programs and initiatives that can help on-site property managers meet and exceed all the travel planning needs of their customers, from initial planning to post-departure.”